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Grateful Dead Live at Compton Terrace Amphitheatre on 1981-08-30

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Grateful Dead Live at Compton Terrace Amphitheatre on 1981-08-30


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Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Beat It On Down The Line, Cumberland Blues, Looks Like Rain-> Might As Well Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Good Lovin', E: Don't Ease Me In


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
Location Tempe, AZ

Source Audience Recording: Sennheiser 441's
Lineage FOB Senn 441's> SonyTC-150> CM> DAT> CD
Taped by
Transferred by

Notes

FOB Senn 441's>SonyTC-150>CM>DAT>CD; via Mike Rogers; Seeded to etree by Willy

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Reviewer: sydthecat2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2008
Subject: Here's my two cents...
And one of the greatest Cumberland Blues of all time.
Reviewer: BilkoMcFish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2008
Subject: Where's Phil?
I don't seem to have any "bottom loss" here. In fact, I like the mix alot. I'm running a Denon 90w digital amp, a Mitsubishi 10 band EQ with Kirksaeter studio enclosures and there's plenty of bottom in this recording. I like that it's got a nice crispy middle and top. My advice to the listeners below is that they run a hotter EQ, push the bass if'n it ain't makin' ya' want to dance. Maybe I'm just so dang old and have worked at and seen so many shows that my ears are shot. Who cares? Let's frug! Cookin' show here from the early 80's.

-Bilko
Reviewer: cliff449 - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2006
Subject: GOOD Ole Compton Terrace
The last reviewer accurately describes the new Compton Terrace. This show (which I saw) was at the original Compton Terrace--which was a gorgeous grass amphitheatre next to the zoo and the now defunct Legend City Amusement Park. Fun to come out of the show blazing and hit the rides...Nice acoustics too. The recording is crisp and the songs are well played, but the absence of the low end is distressing.
Reviewer: Jac from Tucson - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2006
Subject: Horrible venue! Long waits on I-10, and, hey, where is Phil?
I can put up with crappy old Compton Terrace, especially considering that the new venue of choice is Desert Sky, er, uh, Cricket Pavilion, where the venue guarantees no shade, no respite from the Arizona sun! Seriously, these dusty old shows at Compton Terrace were accessible only off I-10, so there would be miles-long queues waiting to get in.

But, ah, this is about the music. What's here is good, with one exception: where is Phil? Did he flake out and self-immolate from the heat. Or did the taper just kind of do a crappy job of capturing the bass. I can't believe so many ppl have given this show five stars. Yes, audio quality is decent -- but THERE IS NO BOTTOM. This sounds like listening to the Dead on a '60s era "transistor radio" (boy, am I dating myself...). If you like high, then, tinny sound, then this is the show for you. Crank the bass up all the way, it helps a bit, but not much.

Great performances, I gotta say. But Phil is MIA on this audience recording... Three stars for the ol' college try, but take off two for no Phil.
Reviewer: spacecowboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2006
Subject: Cooking Dead in 'Zona
This audience recording is better than most boards. It is so clear and crisp that all I can do is give thanks and praises to those who recorded this mighty show. As for the content of the show, the band is in fine form. Garcia singing is strong and confident. Other One is super big with all members so excited that Phil does not get in his classic bass roll with a final bomb. No matter. The intensity is there and it is a strong version. Download this 81 and spread the news!
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2004
Subject: this is the real deal
Senn 441 from 81?

I'v seen a couple floating around before the thankful onslaught in 83

nice sound

peace
robert
Reviewer: Augy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 9, 2004
Subject: I used to listen to this a lot
The set list is somewhat similar to the next year, but the first two years at the Compton Terrace were the best and I went to all but the last one ! My tapes are in storage so I haven't heard this in a while but I remember liking the first set. This is the only "tour" I ever went on out of the ~211 shows I saw from '76-'94; seeing all of the west coast summer shows except Boise.
Reviewer: Seperation of Dead and State - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2004
Subject: Mellow Acid...
Picture a big blue sky, not a cloud in sight and temperatures at about 100 degrees. This might be the best show nobodies ever heard of. 1/2>Franky is just a treat, it just rocks and sways with no hint of paranoia or angst. Brents organ was shot from the get-go so it interesting to hear him play keyboards on songs like Samson. The recording is a power house 441 Senn...you just gotta poke around and find these treats
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